Renegade Role Model
Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 23:12
I remember the exact date, Wednesday, November 30th, and the approximate time, 5 o'clock in the evening. I remember what I was wearing, whom I was talking to on the phone and the feeling of my heart sinking deep into my gut. I could literally feel my heart breaking, in pieces. Of course, this is when I found out…Miley Cyrus is a pot smoker.
It opened my eyes to the horrors of the world around us. I mean if a teenager, who has the money, means, and reasons to smoke weed, such as to escape the pressures of her everyday life; could turn to smoking, then is there any hope left in the world?
Sure, Miley Cyrus has a father who refuses to let his one-hit-wonder career fall, a misunderstood musician for a half brother, and has been scrutinized since she was fourteen-years-old when Disney first aired Hannah Montana.
Sure, it is normal for people to experiment with drugs, sex, and alcohol.
Sure, she is a 19-years-old, musician and actress who has been taking care of her family single-handedly for the past five years.
But, she is a role model! She has responsibilities right?
The children of the world are soaking in her and everything she says like a sponge. She can't just smoke weed like a free human adult; she has no right to experiment or make mistakes; not while our children our watching…because it's wrong, right?
Perhaps, we should stop allowing our children to perversely idolize strangers because they dance, sing or have some other talents. Yes, they should look up to them, but to a mentally healthy extent. If your child's smoking weed only because Miley Cyrus does it, then you need to work on your parenting skills, and lock your child in a box with safety scissors for a while.
We should stop constricting celebrities of their natural right, of being able to be human. We so easily place them on a pedestal, worshipping everything they like, see and do. Then as soon as they make a mistake, get too drunk at a party, get divorced, we knock them off the pedestal, and treat them like they are the scum of the Earth. We are so focused on who they're wearing, who wore it best, what they're doing inside their gated communities, their relationship status, their financial situation, that we are forgetting they are human beings firsts and celebrities second.
I, personally, don't like Miley Cyrus because I think she is a mediocre at both singing and acting, but has fooled her way into millions; which is Bravo to her. But I think the fact that smoking pot might ruin her career, is a disturbing reflection on the American people and our obsession with pop culture. She's a human being, humans smoke pot; think about what she deals with…I'm amazed she only smokes pot.